Free Standing Pergola in St. Charles County Mo by Archadeck

Free Standing Pergola in St. Charles County Mo by Archadeck

It’s well recognized that the recession — and the resulting current economic situation — has altered the way we make buying decisions nowadays.

Most people are a little more thoughtful regarding their finances, taking a bit more time before making large purchases.

Nonetheless, the National Association of Home Builders recently announced a five-year high in the remodeling index during the past fourth quarter.

Further analysis indicates that homeowners — in spite of the economy or because of it — are staying in their homes rather than moving and continue to invest money for updates, despite tough economic times.

The Chicago Tribune also reports on three remodeling trends with continued growth and popularity during the present economy:  in-law suites, kitchens, and outdoor living spaces.

Screened Porches, St. Charles County Mo by Archadeck

Screened Porches, St. Charles County Mo by Archadeck

“The recession may have dinged this corner of the remodeling industry, but the concept survives.  In fact, investing in outdoor living spaces has been a major part of even budget-minded upgrades within existing home footprints.

Consumers may be scaling back their wish list, but they’re not cutting back on outdoor entertaining and family time.”

Chicago Tribune

Outdoor living additions — decks, covered, front and screened porches, pergolas, gazebos, shade structures, under deck ceilings and rooms, or pool and spa decking — not only add value to your home with an expected 75% return-on-investment, but are practical and enjoyable now.

So now’s the time to call Archadeck of West County and St. Charles County to learn ‘the inside scoop’ on outdoor living.

Vinyl Deck, photo courtesy of TimberTech

XLM TimberTech Decking, photo courtesy of TimberTech

Phone 636-227-0800 or visit to see hundreds of our completed projects throughout St. Louis, St. Louis County, West County, South County, St. Charles and St. Charles County in Missouri and parts of Illinois as well.

If you live outside of the Greater St. Louis area, visit for a location near you.

Sources:  National Association of Home Builders, Chicago Tribune